Status Report: October edition

So Joy adopted my Status Report form of posting, intimating that I only resort to such when I can’t think of anything else to write.

Well then.

Okay, so she’s right.

Status Report, October edition

Sitting…at my dining room table, as usual.

Drinking…coffee, black, as usual.

Returning…from break after only two weeks, despite my dramatic announcement of said break (did you note that I actually used “dearth” in a sentence?). I felt the break was necessary due to the stress of feeling like every word I wrote was being examined and scrutinized. Turns out my fear was not altogether unfounded, but I’ve since decided that I am what I am and I blog what I blog. It’s like I tell my kids when they’re all upset when things don’t go their way in some game: either play or don’t play, you choose. I can either blog or not blog so I choose to blog. Same goes for you: either read or don’t read, you choose!

Blogging…for over two years now. Can you believe it? My actual two year blog-anniversary was the date I wrote this, hence not so much celebration.

Preparing…to speak at Lisa’s church tomorrow night. Okay, so I’m obviously blogging first, then I’m preparing!

Anticipating…the new ESV study Bible. I can’t wait!

Loving…fall. LOVE. FALL. The weather has been GORGEOUS. And fall clothes? Totally my favorite. I got an Eddie Bauer catalog in the mail and the temptation toward materialism was very great indeed.

Wishing…I could remember all the wonderful posts I compose in my head when in the bed caught in the no man’s land between sleep and wakefulness. There I am witty, I am wise, I am a wordsmith of great skill, then I wake. All wit and wisdom are then replaced by the usual. This being the usual.

Grieving…with my son over a (hopefully temporary) disappointment. One of the hard parts of parenting, to be sure, and I am not speaking of losing a game on the Wii or not getting a much longed for toy. It’s a real disappointment with real grief, at least for my boy. May the Lord’s will be done in his life!

Grateful…for friends. Friends who readily jump to my defense, for friends who email to ask how I’m doing, and for friends who pray. Y’all know who you are and I thank you.

Finished…reading Wives and Daughters. It was nice, it was pleasant, it was nearly SEVEN HUNDRED page long! True confession (and Carrie will agree with me here): seven hundred pages of nice and pleasant makes the reader long for something (anything!) to happen!

Still reviewing…books over at 5 Minutes for Books. Some of my recent reviews include The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Challies) and Cassandra and Jane: A Jane Austen Novel (Pitkeathley). Go, check us out!

Procrastinating…long enough. The Word of God, the laundry, the grocery store–real life beckons.

Enjoy your Friday!

P.S. For those of you reading via a reader: sorry for flooding your reader with so many publishes of this post! Firefox keeps crashing on me!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

13 thoughts on “Status Report: October edition”

  1. I, for one, enjoy your status posts. I’m sure you will do a great job at Lisa’s church. The Lord has been working a great deal in your life lately. None of your present circumstances are going to waste.Have a great weekend, friend.

  2. Lisa,I too received the Eddie Bauer catalog the other day. Great stuff…I’m glad you have decided to keep blogging and trekking on. That’s all we can do in this world full of disappointments and heartache is to keep on going! Good luck tonight at Lisa’s church…you always do a wonderful job speaking! Make sure you tell her hello from me!Love ya sis!! And we are always here for you!Ally

  3. Sarah M:Regarding W&D, I didn't hate it but I didn't just love it either. As I said, it was a nice and pleasant read, but perhaps a little too nice and a little too pleasant? I wanted some action and someone to despise! It was enjoyable in its own way, but still I was glad to be finished if that makes sense.Thanks for stopping by!Lisa

  4. I have loved my visit here and I LOVED your visit at my church last night!! Girl you really got it goin’ on. You know how to speak for HIM. Keep on going in the direction HE is leading you. You are such a blessing to others. Thanks for your time spent with us. God Bless~

  5. OH LISA! I’m sorry. I love your status posts, and they seem to be a good way to let people know what’s going on when I can’t seem to put things together into actual paragraphs. I didn’t mean to imply they were just filler. I love them so much I copied them. I hope I didn’t offend you.I am so glad you are back to blogging. This is one of the places I stop first. I am sorry about your son’s heartache. It is, without a doubt, the hardest part of parenting that I have experienced yet.Happy Blogiversary.

  6. I have to admit, I stopped by the local Eddie Bauer outlet last week and picked up 2 waffle-weave, comfy fall shirts. Loving this time of year, too!Also, I am another one anticipating the ESV Study Bible!I’m sorry about your son’s grief and disappointment. It’s hard to watch them learn such grown-up feelings and lessons when they still seem so young to us.

  7. I enjoyed your message at my church Saturday night. I arrived late so did not get to talk to you. You have a sincere heart and I could tell that you are struggling. God will bless your obedience. Thank you again.

  8. You may have started a really neat trend. Sometimes the short and sweet glimpses are the best posts of all!Blessings :)Hope you don’t mind more copycats…

  9. I love the ‘status report’ way of blogging. I have actually used ‘The Simple Woman’s Daybook’ format on mine. I think it’s such a quick and easy way to occasionally let people into more of our daily life. I really like your version, too… may have to adopt it. Blessings, Barb

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